Melissa Ragsly's story "Tattoo," which was the runner-up in our 2016 fiction contest (judged by Rebecca Curtis) and was featured in our Spring 2016 issue, has been selected for Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, edited by Sarah Vowell. The anthology is forthcoming this October. 


 

Ruth Serven's debut short story, "A Message," from Epiphany Fall 2016: Beyond the Pale Unknown, won the 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Debut Short Story Prize. Ruth's story will be featured in an anthology alongside the other winners, forthcoming from Catapult this August. 


 
 

Epiphany in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

Kim Philley's story "Two Deaths," featured in issue 11, was chosen for The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013. Congratulations Kim. Read Kim's parallel essay, "The Hardest Lesson to Learn," in The New York Times


Roy Scranton, whose work we featured in the Epiphany War
Issue, was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR about the book he
co-edited, Fire and Forget.

You can listen to the broadcast here: In 'Fire And Forget,' Vets Turned Writers Tell Their War Stories


Joe Pan's brilliant and complex poem ODE TO THE MQ-9 REAPER, published in the War Issue, is mentioned in the front page article in The New York Times titled Visions of Drones Swarming U.S. Skies Touch Bipartisan Nerve. In Epiphany's War Issue, we published both the ode and a "process piece" in which the creation of the poem is discussed. Pan writes, "I no longer cared if the poem was even a poem anymore—by this time it was growing crazy appendages, moving awkwardly toward journalism, criticism, polemic, autobiography—growing monstrous." Both the poem and the process piece are a fascinating and worthwhile read.

Since the publication of Joe Pan's excerpt, three additional contributors to the War Issue have been featured in The New York Times series A War, Before and After.

Congratulations to Maurice Decaul, Matt Gallagher, Roy Scranton, and Andrew Slater.

To read their pieces, click the link below:
A War, Before and After

 

 

Epiphany gets special mention on NPR's Diane Rehm Show

We are proud to have been the first magazine to publish an excerpt from Domingo Martinez's The Boy Kings of Texas, which was named a recent finalist for the National Book Award.